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Re: An Eclim frontend for Emacs (was: Is JDEE moribund? Is Emacs a viab

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: An Eclim frontend for Emacs (was: Is JDEE moribund? Is Emacs a viable Java devel environment?)
Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2009 14:33:28 +0200

On Sat, Apr 18, 2009 at 1:32 PM, Tassilo Horn <address@hidden> wrote:
> Lennart Borgman <address@hidden> writes:
> Hi Lennart,
>>>> There has been very much done to CEDET now. Would it not be a good
>>>> idea to use CEDET for an interface to eclim?
>>> CEDET uses another approach.  It has it's own parsers and analyzers
>>> which enable it to do smart autocompletion and other intelligent
>>> stuff.  This works quite well for C/C++, because Eric has put a lot
>>> of effort into it, and I highly appreciate that.
>> Maybe I am misunderstanding this, but I thought that CEDET is written
>> so that it can use external parsers etc.
> No, AFAIK CEDET uses it's own wisent parser generator and its own
> grammars.  And even if you get the syntax tree out of that parser, it's
> a long way to do something sophisticated with it.

As I understand it CEDET has it's own wisent parser, but it can use
other parsers too. (I am cc:ing Eric so he can inform us.)

> Eclim lets the editor do what it can do best -- editing text.  If it's
> capable of issuing commands on the command line and receiving the
> output, then it can use all of eclipse's intelligence.  I think this a
> good deal.  Eclipse will never become a decent editor, and emacs has not
> the resources to catch up when it comes to understanding and analyzing
> java (and probably other languages such as Scala) source code.
> Bye,
> Tassilo
> --
> No person,  no idea, and no  religion deserves to be  illegal to insult,
> not even the Church of Emacs. (Richard M. Stallman)

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